Clause 50 - Power to change or clarify existing traffic legislation

Part of Automated Vehicles Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:00 pm ar 19 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Gavin Newlands Gavin Newlands Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport) 2:00, 19 Mawrth 2024

To go back to my example of the different drink-driving rules, there could be somebody in a pub just south of the border whose route home takes him across the border into Scotland. He could be within the law with 70 mg of blood in his alcohol—no, the other way around; that is another board game entirely! He could be within the law with 70 mg of alcohol in his blood south of the border but, by driving over the border, he would be driving illegally in Scotland. That inconsistency already exists, so I do not understand why the Minister wants to fix the problem in this legislation and on this specific issue. Devolution is there for a reason.